RDA Sunshine Coast Region

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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Resident workers - Hours worked

39.6% of the resident workers (All industries) in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region work 40 or more hours, compared to 43.2% in Victoria.

Hours worked shows the distribution of employment hours for RDA Sunshine Coast Region's residents. Full-time employment is considered 35-hours and over.

The hours worked by employed people in RDA Sunshine Coast Region depends on a number of factors:

  • The availability and take-up of part-time work;
  • The industry sector in which they work;
  • The occupation level and requirement or opportunity to work overtime, and;
  • The age structure and household structure of the working population.

Hours worked statistics should be viewed in conjunction with Age structure Occupations, and Income to provide more insight into the observations made.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers hours worked
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All industries 20162011Change
Hours workedNumber%. Queensland%Number%. Queensland%2011 - 2016
None5,2603.53.45,4894.13.9-229
1 hour - 15 hours20,27013.411.017,89713.210.4+2,373
16 hours - 24 hours16,67511.09.414,50510.78.8+2,170
25 hours - 34 hours21,96014.512.018,37813.610.8+3,582
35 hours - 39 hours24,87816.419.221,51715.918.1+3,361
40 hours23,57615.517.220,32515.016.8+3,251
41 hours - 48 hours12,5728.39.412,0298.910.5+543
49 hours or more23,86515.716.622,26316.518.4+1,602
Not stated2,5761.71.82,6842.02.2-108
Total Persons151,632100.0100.0135,087100.0100.0+16,545

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the hours worked by the RDA Sunshine Coast Region's resident workers in 2016 compared to Queensland shows that there was a higher proportion of people who worked part-time (34 hours or less) and a lower proportion of people worked full-time (35 hours or more).

Overall, 42.3% of the resident workers in All industries worked part-time (34 hours or less), and 56.0% worked full-time (35 hours or more), compared with 35.8% and 62.4% respectively for Queensland.

The major differences between the hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) of the RDA Sunshine Coast Region and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 1 hour - 15 hours (13.4% compared to 11.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers worked 25 hours - 34 hours (14.5% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 35 hours - 39 hours (16.4% compared to 19.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers worked 40 hours (15.5% compared to 17.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of the resident workers (All industries) working full-time (35 hours or more) in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region increased by 8757 people (11.5%).

The largest changes in hours worked by the resident workers (All industries) in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 25 hours - 34 hours (+3,582 persons)
  • 35 hours - 39 hours (+3,361 persons)
  • 40 hours (+3,251 persons)
  • 1 hour - 15 hours (+2,373 persons)

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